Not Fit & Flare ... But Worth A Try? [ETA: No stock!]

Oh, Zara...

I have so much love for this dress! There are so many things about it that are just darling - the little inset sleeves, the high neckline, the long enough length, and the adorable pattern ... I can imagine it on its own with nude pumps, or my Clarks wedge sandals and a straw bag and a floppy hat ... or with a belt (I'm feeding my addiction, Anna!) and a cardigan in the winter with tights and some boots ... and with a navy blazer... *drool*

BUT it is definitely a tricky dress to wear, I'd imagine ... just looking at the pictures makes me want to suck my gut in. 

I have been working out in the last 7 months, and despite this, I still have a little round around my belly... I don't know if I'm going to be setting myself up for failure by trying a dress like this?

I suppose I can always return it if it doesn't work out; but does the collective wise YLF wisdom think it's worth a shot?

ETA: No luck. They won't be getting this dress in, or the stripy one, or the red skirt. That's 0/3 Zara. 

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16 Comments

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    That is so pretty! 

    I can imagine the fit issues might be tricky...but what the heck? If you don't like it, you can always return it. No harm in trying -- free returns. 

  • lyn* replied 3 years ago

    Oooh, or as an excuse to get out of the house I can actually -go- to Zara tomorrow! Haven't been there in forever.

  • Adelfa replied 3 years ago

    I bet it will look fantastic.

  • Gigi replied 3 years ago

    I'll be waiting anxiously for pics!

  • Neel replied 3 years ago

    The high neck line gives me a pause. But I love the print and style for you. Try or you would forever think about it :)

  • Diana replied 3 years ago

    Definitely worth a try!  You never know with this type of dress - if it's cut right it could be magical.  Like Neel, I'm worried about the high neckline though.  I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be like that, but the way it gapes even on the model just looks like a poor fit to me.  (And on my short neck, it would come up to my chin!)

  • replied 3 years ago

    Worth a try, and if I may be bossy, you don't have a tummy issue. You have a pretty hourglass shape and that stomach curve is part of being a woman. That curve has been celebrated in art and literature for thousands and thousands of years.

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    Wait a sec...you have a belly? No, no, girlfriend, I have a belly. What you have is an adorable figure! Seriously though, the dress is very pretty and worth a try. Zara has free returns so no worries. And a pair of Spanx solves all tummy issues (and they're comfy too!) so it's all goodie :)

  • April replied 3 years ago

    That is really lovely.  I wonder, though, if the high neckline will be overly "enboobening"? (with thanks to YLF member Beth for that apt and descriptive neologism...)  

  • Kristin L replied 3 years ago

    I think you should give it a go. It looks very pretty and sometimes it's nice to change up the silhouette. I hope it works for you!

  • Joyce B replied 3 years ago

    Try it out, you may love it!

  • fathenry replied 3 years ago

    OMG, that dress is beautiful! You should try it!

  • lyn* replied 3 years ago

    Bah; no luck at Zara :(

  • Gigi replied 3 years ago

    Do you not want to order online? Do you have to pay lots of taxes?

  • lyn* replied 3 years ago

    No, it should be okay ... just thought I should go and try things on :3

  • Kristin L replied 3 years ago

    Ack! Isn't that what always happens? 

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